“Qi is to electromagnetism as steam is to water.” – Eileen McKusick, Founder of Biofield Tuning
Eileen McKusick states that what we call “subtle energy” in the West, is “really a form of diffuse magnetism” or “a diffuse magnetic fluid”. (I would add to that – superfluid.)
How fitting, the ancient pictograph for qi,…
…which represents the “steam that rises and falls from a cooking pot of rice.”
Many consider the nostalgia for the archaic that is so pervasive in alternative, esoteric, or even – gasp – New Age descriptions of reality as some form of magical thinking and a logical fallacy . However, there are key concepts that informed ancient man’s interaction with the world that are largely alien to modern man. For our purposes, the most important of these notions is animism – the notion that everything is alive and has a subjective interiority. In the 18th century this idea was repackaged, given the largely mechanistic milieu of the time, as vitalism.
The modern man’s pursuit of scientific description has directed us away from inspirited phenomena and from the philosophical notions that have perennially underpinned an animistic worldview. The Ether has been written off as bunk – ever since it was demonstrated that there is no resistance acting on the Earth as it moves through space, as if it were assumed to be moving through some sort of soft-serve ice cream. This discovery was used to “disprove” the existence of the Ether. (Again, see superfluid.) This was the Michelson-Morley experiment and was first conducted in 1887. The Planck density and “vacuum fluctuation” phenomena are also overwritten in the mathematical equations understood as appropriately explaining the world. Again and again, physicists are given a “fudge factor” in their equations to rule out what are, invariably, etheric effects.
I believe it is important to state here – clearly – that the notion of spirituality and metaphysical notions that invoke Divinity are by definition tautological, recursive, and self-affirming (see CTMU.). In exactly the same way that the Ether has creeped it’s way back into contemporary physics by way of dark matter and dark energy (after being thrown out of the work of Maxwell, Planck, and others), the nature of reality itself is fractal-holographic, i.e. the code governing space and time begins to collapse in on itself the deeper you look (ahem – Fermilab, CERN, LHC, etc.).
So what does the Ether have to do with our everyday lives? Absolutely everything.
If you didn’t see that answer coming, well…
The theoretical quantum coherent properties of the Ether have been discussed in my prior articles [1, 2]. Let us continue to expand on those ideas. What is necessary for the medium of our healing and our alchemical practice to be the able to receive and transmit the information needed to bring about health in the body, mind, and spirit?
All it needs is to be a fluid where the particles in it are coherent. Density, charge, and other seemingly limiting factors shouldn’t play a role in the information-carrying capacity of qi. The effects of entanglement persist completely irrespective of distance. Lucky for us, all fluids exhibit this ability to become self-coherent to some extent. It is as simple as the molecules of water surrounding a whirlpool spinning around the vortex in phase. Biophoton emissions are really a product of the flow of weak plasma – bioplasma. The impending realization that biophoton emission is best explained as a phenomenon of bioplasma is akin to how the discovery that there are “pockets of distilled water in the brain” preceded the discovery of EZ water.
So, if qi is everything…
…then what separates qi from the special and distinct form referred to as Source Qi (Yuan qi)? This topic is of incredible interest to me. In Daoist Alchemy, part of the process of “making the medicine” is refining one’s qi until it becomes more like Yuan qi. (see my video, Introduction to Daoist Alchemy) I’m postulating that the kind of quantum coherence that takes place where coherence and decoherence meet (relative to one another) has something to do with Source Qi. This means that Source Qi has a mind of it’s own. According to quantum biology, this intersection is where life emerges from the interaction of water, light, and carbonates. This intersection is the curved line running through the center of the taiji – the symbol of yinyang.
While this border is described as a line, it is best thought of, like practically all things in reality, as a continuum. There are infinite forms and gradations of this relationship to explore and experience. We might describe certain activities as being more spiritual. Think of this as being an impetus for why we pray – in order to bring ourselves more in touch with the source of reality. Even though the worldview espoused in this podcast is one where the Divine is ever-present and all-pervasive, we recognize that the feeling of awareness is something we seek to engender more of in our day-to-day lives. When we are in flow, the resonance between our minds, our bodies, and – indeed – our very lives themselves with the field of pure energy from we are made is enhanced. This is something you know, when you feel it.
Every time you pray, meditate, or simply engage in the cognitive act of awareness, you vibrate and entrain the Ether with your movements, with your thoughts, with your intentions. Every time… you bring more of yourself into resonance with Source.